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David Tennant talks Marvel show

David Tennant has said landing a role in new Marvel TV series A.K.A. Jessica Jones is the fulfilment of a childhood dream.

The Broadchurch star will play the villainous Kilgrave in the show, which will air on streaming service Netflix later this year.

He told RadioTimes.com: "I grew up on Marvel comics, so it's very exciting to be part of their ever expanding entertainment empire.

"It's great. I love the movies, I love the TV shows, so I'm very pleased to be part of one."

David's character Kilgrave is also known as the Purple Man and - perhaps coincidentally - the star was wearing a purple tie as he spoke to RadioTimes.com.

But the former Doctor Who teased: " I don't know what you are referring to," and asked about playing a villain he kept schtum, saying: "Who says it's a villain? Make no assumptions. I'm saying nothing."

He added: "I grew up an absolute devotee to the worlds of Marvel, so the fact that they've expanded now into TV and film is a fact that I fantasised about when I was younger. So now to be part of it, to be on the other side of it is a thrill."

David said he would be keeping details of his role secret, and he'd had a lot of practice with Broadchurch.

"I've found myself in another world which I can answer no questions about," he said. "I tell nobody nothing."

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